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Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on May 4, 2022.

Pope Francis to LGBT people: God ‘does not disown any of his children’

May 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

“A ‘selective’ church, one of ‘pure blood,’ is not Holy Mother Church, but rather a sect,” the pope said. Read more

Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015, speaks to reporters while holding her Bible at Helsinki District Court on Jan. 24, 2022.

Bible tweet trial: Finland’s state prosecutor files appeal

May 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘I am dismayed that the prosecutor will not let this campaign against me drop,’ said Päivi Räsänen. Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, was interviewed by EWTN on April 14, 2022.

Top Vatican cardinal: 'Legitimate concerns' about Germany's 'Synodal Path'

Apr 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Kurt Koch has confirmed Pope Francis’ apprehension about Germany’s “Synodal Path,” telling EWTN in an exclusive interview that critics... Read more

Catholic bishops

Bishops sign letter warning that Germany's 'Synodal Path' could lead to schism

Apr 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

An 'open letter' circulating among the world's bishops criticizes Germany's ongoing "Synodal Path" process for looking at the Church and... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx marks ‘20 years of queer worship and pastoral care’ at St. Paul parish church, Munich, southern Germany, March 13, 2022.

Priest sends open letter to German cardinal begging him to uphold Catholic teaching on homosexuality

Apr 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

A priest who works with those with same-sex attraction who want to lead chaste and faithful lives has written an... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx marks ‘20 years of queer worship and pastoral care’ at St. Paul parish church, Munich, southern Germany, March 13, 2022.

Cardinal Marx: ‘The Catechism is not set in stone. One is also allowed to doubt what it says’

Mar 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘I want to move Church teaching forward,’ the influential German cardinal said in a new interview. Read more

Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015, speaks to reporters while holding her Bible at Helsinki District Court on Jan. 24, 2022.

After acquittal, Christian MP says: I’m ready to keep defending freedom of speech and religion

Mar 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

Päivi Räsänen said she was prepared to go to the European Court of Human Rights ‘if needed.’ Read more

Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015.

Christian MP acquitted on all charges after Finland’s Bible tweet trial

Mar 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The court said in a unanimous ruling that ‘it is not for the district court to interpret biblical concepts.’ Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg.

German Catholic bishops’ leader calls for change to Catechism on sexuality

Mar 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Georg Bätzing said: ‘Sexuality is a gift from God. And not a sin.’ Read more

Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015.

Verdict in Finland’s Bible tweet trial expected in March

Feb 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

The trial of Päivi Räsänen, a physician and mother of five, ended on Feb. 14. Read more

The third Synodal Assembly of the ‘Synodal Way’ in Frankfurt, Germany, on Feb. 4, 2022.

German ‘Synodal Way’ meeting ends with call for same-sex blessings, change to Catechism on homosexuality

Feb 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The votes came on the third and final day of a meeting of the Synodal Assembly. Read more

Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015, speaks to reporters while holding her Bible at Helsinki District Court on Jan. 24, 2022.

Finnish MP facing jail after tweeting Bible verse pleads not guilty as trial begins

Jan 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Päivi Räsänen, a mother of five, is facing three criminal charges. Read more

"Christ and the Woman of Samaria," by Guercino.

Marquette bishop: Document on same-sex attraction, gender dysmorphia about accompaniment, not exclusion

Dec 16, 2021

By Kate Olivera

A document addressing the pastoral care of persons experiencing same-sex attraction and gender dysmorphia is about accompaniment and not exclusion,... Read more

Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015.

Court date set for Finnish MP facing jail after tweeting Bible verse

Sep 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

Päivi Räsänen could be given a two-year prison sentence for the tweet. Read more

Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha in a 2011 photo.

Ex-seminarian's lawsuit resurrects 'orgy' allegation against Omaha archbishop George Lucas

Aug 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Archbishop George Lucas' previous diocese denies an orgy took place and stands by the findings of its internal investigation, which... Read more

A September 2015 gathering of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests. Credit: APP via Facebook.

Pittsburgh group calls for same-sex blessings 

Jun 17, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic organization based in Pittsburgh has called on Bishop David Zubik to reject a March note from the Congregation... Read more

An Eden Invitation backpacking trip in Wyoming's Wind River Range, July 2019. Photo courtesy of Eden Invitation.

Eden Invitation offers reflections as an alternative to Pride Month

Jun 2, 2021

By Autumn Jones

The month of June is understood in the secular community as Pride Month. Eden Invitation, a movement for young adult... Read more

Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015.

Finnish MP faces criminal charges after tweeting Bible verse

Apr 30, 2021

Päivi Räsänen said: “I cannot accept that voicing my religious beliefs could mean imprisonment.” Read more

A priest holds palms on Palm Sunday.

Diocese: Priest’s omission of palm blessing in protest over Vatican ruling ‘reprehensible’

Mar 31, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Catholic diocese in Italy has said that a priest’s refusal to bless palms on Sunday because of the Vatican’s... Read more